Team Leader – Solar thermal processes
Robbie McNaughton is the team leader for the CSIRO Solar Thermal Processes team. Robbie’s has a background in Chemical and Process Engineering which he applies to the challenges presented by the daily and seasonal variations of solar energy. His work over the past 16 years has spanned areas such as solar fuels processes, Steam and mixed reforming for syngas and hydrogen production, Supercritical steam systems, Solar Brayton cycles, high temperature thermal storage and most recently the development of a solar thermal supercritical carbon dioxide experiential system. He recently led the project team that achieved the first solar thermal supercritical steam suitable for power generation. He has expertise in managing large research projects with international collaborators and delivering innovative solutions.